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Hospitality and Events Collective Volunteer Day

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The Hospitality and Events departments of Westport, CT and Charlotte, NC each spent a great day in October volunteering in their local communities in an effort to give back and bond as a team.

The Westport team spent their night at the New Covenant Center in Stamford. The New Covenant Center started as a food kitchen, and is now a full pantry and resource center for the homeless in southern Fairfield County, offering hot meals, take-home groceries, shower and laundry facilities, and even a drop-in medical clinic. Via the connection from colleague Kathryn Rambo, who volunteers with the Center on a regular basis, the team got involved with the Center’s Social Night of Service, where they worked together to prepare a full meal that will be served to the NCC patrons the next day. This involved making meatloaf, chopping potatoes, making brownies, and finding the best way to fold silverware into a napkin with no string! At the end, the team got to celebrate a job well done by enjoying the meal together that night. For more information on the New Covenant Center, please visit them at http://www.newcovenantcenter.org/.

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hospitality & Events team enjoyed a day of service on Friday, October 27th. The team served lunch at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, which is a residential recovery program that help men and women struggling with addiction achieve long-term sobriety. The team helped set the tables, prepare/serve the food and were able to sit and enjoy conversations with the residents throughout the meal. The Charlotte H&E team enjoyed this community outreach opportunity so much that they are planning to make it a monthly initiative for the entire Charlotte office! For more information on the Charlotte Rescue Mission and their work, please visit them at http://charlotterescuemission.org/.

But Westport and Charlotte weren’t the only ones to give back. Remote colleague Kati Kasch spent a snowy day in Colorado helping the Denver Rescue Mission prepare and serve meals to 800 of those people in need.

The experience as a whole helped the teams gain knowledge about the needs in their local communities and how they can help. We hope everyone can find some time this year to volunteer for an organization they are passionate about, as we did.

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Written by Kelly Lewis
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November 2nd, 2017 at 4:46 pm

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MKTG Charlotte – Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Fundraiser

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In September, MKTG Charlotte partnered with a local restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, 204 North, to host a fundraiser for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. They chose a day and time frame where 15% of all food and beverage sales were donated to the fund. They pushed the fundraiser in many ways to raise the most money possible, including creating a graphic to distribute, spreading the word on social and inviting family and friends to attend! In total, the MKTG efforts resulted in $200 raised for Hurricane Harvey relief!

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Written by Paige McConney
Paige McConney

October 18th, 2017 at 9:12 am

Think Pink | MKTG Westport Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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MKTG Westport rocking that pink!

October means a lot of things: Halloween, MLB Playoffs… and of course, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  On Friday, Oct 6, MKTG Westport dedicated their day to raise awareness for the cause.

Employees were asked to wear pink to the office, and with an enthusiasm they obliged.  The pink didn’t stop there, as the team updated the Lego board, and Westport trainees decorated the office beer cart for a special run.  Even the beverages offered were pink-themed – Rosé, Zinfandel, beer in pink cans, and Mike’s Hard Pink Lemonade.

 

While the trainees made their rounds with the beer cart, they included a “tip jar” in which employees were encouraged, but not required, to toss in any pocket change they had laying around.  The office pulled together, and raised about $100 to donate to Breast Cancer Awareness & Research organizations.

Every little bit helps, and we’re proud of the Westport team for coming together for such a great cause!

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Written by Mary Kate Pleggenkuhle
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October 9th, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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MKTG Westport: Toiletries for Troops Initiative

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All year long the MKTGers of Westport, CT collect toiletries from our business trips, homes, and dollar stores to donate to A Project from the Heart, a local organization in Fairfield, CT that sends packages to our troops overseas. Our troops are always in need of these small items while living away from home. We feel it is important to give back to the troops to say thank you for all they do. Below are letters that A Project from the Heart has received from troops expressing their gratitude for the packages. This definitely makes us smile!


 

 

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Written by Paige McConney
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October 9th, 2017 at 10:59 am

TopSpin New York 2016

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For the sixth year in a row, MKTG was proud to produce another successful TopSpin Charity Ping Pong event last night at NY’s Metropolitan Pavilion as part of our MKTG4GOOD initiative. TopSpin raises awareness and provides funds for exceptional nonprofits that provide educational opportunities for under-served youth.

Over 1000 revelers enjoyed bites from some of the city’s top restaurants, themed cocktails and took home some insane goods from the ever-popular silent auctions…all the while cheering on celebrities, athletes and industry executives as they as they battled at the tables to take home the coveted TopSpin trophy and bragging rights.

Celebrity guests included US Women’s National Soccer Team star Megan Rapinoe, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams, Dexter McDougle and Darryl Roberts from the NY Jets, Guillermo Hernangomez, Kyle O’Quinn, John Wallace, John Starks and Larry Johnson, WNBA stars Stefanie Dolson, Sue Bird and Deveraux Peters and Ibtihaj Muhammad, musician Kevin Jonas and the American sabre fencer and member of the United States fencing team best known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics.

Take a look below for photos from last night’s event! Or watch our video HERE!

 

 

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Written by Paige McConney
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December 2nd, 2016 at 11:16 am

MKTG Atlanta Women’s Leadership Group Hosts Interactive Career Day

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MKTG’s Women’s Leadership Group Atlanta chapter ended their year’s roster of events hosting an inspiring career day with 60 5th grade girls from local Birney Elementary School. MKTG Atlanta has been partnering with Birney for over seven years, conducting reading/math groups, sponsoring their field day and much more.  So, it made perfect sense to host young ladies from the school as part of a final 2016 Women’s Leadership initiative.

The session kicked off with a conversational multimedia presentation exploring MKTG’s work and providing an industry overview. A tour of the office followed, leading up to the day’s final destination- the warehouse. Five interactive stations were set up demonstrating how MKTG activates sponsorships on behalf of our clients. To get a small idea of the fun they had, the girls rotated to each of the following stations experiencing…

Photo ops! The students learned about photo ops while enjoying the Wyndham photo station with a green screen- which printed out their photo.

Prizes! The OtterBox Plinko board was tons of fun as the girls slid a dummy phone through the Plinko board to try to win a prize.

Design production! The girls created their own socks at our heat press station where they selected one of the three designs and watched one of our HQ ladies create their product.

Ring toss! Testing their tossing skills, we had three of the large Wells Fargo horses serve as a ring toss (with hula hoops).

Virtual Reality! This station was by far the most fun. The girls were able to put on a VR headset, plus hand controllers- bringing an office setting to life by trying tasks like making coffee, putting an ink cartridge in a printer, opening filing cabinets, etc.

After a yummy pizza lunch, the girls had tons of comments like “What subjects do you take in school to do this kind of job?”, “I didn’t know jobs like this even existed!” and the most important- “Thanks for a great day!” Returning to Birney with a swag bag full of event premiums from various programs, MKTG’s Women’s Leadership Group was proud to close 2016 sharing such a fun, enlightening experience supporting local youth.

–Contributed by MKTG Atlanta

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MKTG Atlanta Corporate 5K Challenge

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Last Friday, members from our MKTG Atlanta office banded together to participate in a Corporate 5K Challenge!

Produced by U.S Olympian and running expert Jeff Galloway, the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program is a unique workplace-organized fitness promotion that kicks off with Get Active Atlanta!, an 8-week training program The event culminates in a downtown Corporate 5K Run/Walk and company picnic with Rupert’s Orchestra providing the entertainment. The Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees. A portion of proceeds benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Back on My Feet and the Atlanta Braves Foundation.

See below to check out a few more photos from the run!

 

–Contributed by MKTG Atlanta

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Healthy Lungs for Life – Raising Awareness Across London This September

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Photo courtesy of Event Magazine.

Lung health campaign Healthy Lungs for Life have been activating around London raising awareness of lung health function and protection against air pollution. MKTG UK have been producing the event while Posterscope planned and bought the OOH activity. The event kicked off from Septemer 2-3 in Trafalgar Square with representatives from ELF, the British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK helping to raise awareness.

Upcoming free lung testing events will take place at Islington Green Gardens on September 22 and Acton Market on September 23.

Head to Event Magazine for the article here

 

Article by: Kim Benjamin for Event Magazine

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Written by Andrea D'Alessandro
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September 15th, 2016 at 10:50 am

MKTG San Francisco: Laying A Solid Foundation for Their City’s Future

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MKTG San Francisco took to the streets in the name of urban cultivation with their first official MKTG:Focus, 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility event. On Thursday, August 25, MKTG teamed up with Friends of the Urban Forest, whose mission is to promote a larger, healthier urban forest as part of the urban ecosystem. Our tough and willing West Coast colleagues spent their summer outting getting down and dirty without hesitation. MKTGers worked a stretch of three blocks in San Francisco’s thriving Dogpatch neighborhood, jumping ‘knee deep’ into garden beds- working on their foundations, soil amending and prepping for the planting that would happen a few days later.  Growing plants native to California was the focus, including the colorfully named Sticky Monkey Flower and Checkerbloom.

Though work is taken pretty seriously at MKTG San Francisco, they also know how to have fun. After giving back to their fair city, the San Fran team tapped into their competitive side and brought it back to the good ol’ days with a game of sloshball! (For all of you sloshball newbies, it is kickball accompanied by beer). With drink-in-hand, Team 2 threw in quite a few mighty defense plays but in the end, it was Team 1 who conquered the bases and brought the trophy home, ending a victorious day in the city by the bay.

–Contributed by MKTG San Francisco 

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Written by Andrea D'Alessandro
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September 12th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

April 6, International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

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Today, April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It was declared by the UN General Assembly back in 2014 to signify the recognition by the United Nations of the positive influence that sports can have on social and economic development, as well as the advancement of human rights.

To celebrate 6 April, Peace and Sport and MKTG invite everyone to rally around the symbol of a white card as a sign of commitment to peace efforts worldwide.

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Read more about the significance of today, April 6th here 

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Written by Paige McConney
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April 6th, 2016 at 1:27 pm